Gary Player's Black Book

60 Tips on Golf, Business, and Life from the Black Knight

Author: Gary Player

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510716815

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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Gary Player's Black Book contains fifty questions and detailed responses from eighteen-time major winner Gary Player. The book, divided into three parts, focuses on specific scenarios and problems that arise in golf, life, and business. In the first section on golf, topics include putting, scoring, etiquette, the mental side of the game, and fitness and nutrition. In the section on life, Player, the father of six and grandfather to twenty-two, addresses issues such as parenting, who to turn to when in need of advice, and more. Finally, in the section on business, he details how to deal with competition, among other topics. Player responds to questions such as: • Golf: How do I play a bunker shot from a plugged lie? • Life: I feel like I’ve lost the passion for what I do. How do I get that back? • Business: When people criticize my work I take it very personally. How do you handle criticism? The 2012 recipient of the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award, Player draws from both on and off the course experiences dealing with competitors, businesspeople, and family. In doing so, he offers a unique glimpse into handling adversity with regard to these relationships. The advice that he offers is invaluable to fans of all ages.

Gary Player's Black Book

60 Tips on Golf, Business, and Life from the Black Knight

Author: Gary Player

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 1510716815

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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Gary Player's Little Black Book contains fifty questions and detailed responses from eighteen-time major winner Gary Player. The book, divided into three parts, focuses on specific scenarios and problems that arise in golf, life, and business. In the first section on golf, topics include putting, scoring, etiquette, the mental side of the game, and fitness and nutrition. In the section on life, Player, the father of six and grandfather to twenty-two, addresses issues such as parenting, who to turn to when in need of advice, and more. Finally, in the section on business, he details how to deal with competition, among other topics. Player responds to questions such as: • Golf: How do I play a bunker shot from a plugged lie? • Life: I feel like I’ve lost the passion for what I do. How do I get that back? • Business: When people criticize my work I take it very personally. How do you handle criticism? The 2012 recipient of the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award, Player draws from both on and off the course experiences dealing with competitors, businesspeople, and family. In doing so, he offers a unique glimpse into handling adversity with regard to these relationships. The advice that he offers is invaluable to fans of all ages.

Gary Player's Little Black Book

50 Tips on Golf, Business, and Life from the Black Knight

Author: Gary Player

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

ISBN: 9781510716803

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Page: 216

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Gary Player's Little Black Book contains fifty questions and detailed responses from eighteen-time major winner Gary Player. The book, divided into three parts, focuses on specific scenarios and problems that arise in golf, life, and business. In the first section on golf, topics include putting, scoring, etiquette, the mental side of the game, and fitness and nutrition. In the section on life, Player, the father of six and grandfather to twenty-two, addresses issues such as parenting, who to turn to when in need of advice, and more. Finally, in the section on business, he details how to deal with competition, among other topics. Player responds to questions such as: * Golf: How do I play a bunker shot from a plugged lie? * Life: I feel like I’ve lost the passion for what I do. How do I get that back? * Business: When people criticize my work I take it very personally. How do you handle criticism? The 2012 recipient of the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award, Player draws from both on and off the course experiences dealing with competitors, businesspeople, and family. In doing so, he offers a unique glimpse into handling adversity with regard to these relationships. The advice that he offers is invaluable to fans of all ages.

Don't Choke

A Champion's Guide to Winning Under Pressure

Author: Gary Player

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 163450030X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Gary Player is one of golf’s greatest champions. As one of the “Big Three” of golf’s golden era (with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer), he helped launch golf as a major international sport. He sits fourth on the list of most major victories on the PGA Tour, and he built a reputation of being fearless on the course and steely on the greens. Now in its second edition, revised and updated, Don’t Choke is Player’s look at what it takes to achieve success when the pressure is on. Player explains how and why he became a champion and what it takes to win in big-time golf, but he also explains how learning to cope in high-pressure situations can help anyone. This book is not all about golf. Player has had a long, successful career in business since his playing days—designing golf courses, marketing golf equipment and sportswear, and more. If you want to do better in a boardroom or in your next job interview, Player’s advice will help. This glimpse into the mind of a champion offers lessons to everyone who faces pressure. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Fit for Golf

Author: Gary Player

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671899945

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 175

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Combining stretching exercises, cardiovascular activities, weight training, and nutritional advice, Player's program will help golfers build their strength for greater distance off the tee, maintain flexibility, and consistency throughout a round, and increase their endurance, no matter how often they play. 200 4-color photos.

The Golfer's Guide to the Meaning of Life

Lessons I've Learned from My Life on the Links

Author: Gary Player

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634503501

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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This book, now in its second edition, contains advice on golf and life from one of the great golfers of the modern age. If there were a Mount Rushmore of golf, Gary Player’s face would be on it. Winner of more than 160 professional tournaments, Player—along with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer—is one of “The Big Three” who dominated professional golf in the 1960s and 1970s. But Player's influence goes far beyond the golf course. A businessman, a philanthropist, a family man, and an international ambassador of sport, he is respected around the world. In The Golfer's Guide to the Meaning of Life, Player reflects on the most important life lessons golf has taught him. Written for non-golfers, new golfers, and experienced golfers alike, this is not a book about hitting a ball into a cup, but about what a funny old game can teach you about living life with strength, purpose, and joy.

Inside Power

Author: Gary Sheffield,David Ritz

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307395189

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Becoming a Major League ballplayer for Dwight and me, that was the dream. Dwight is Dwight Gooden. Most people know him for winning the Cy Young Award. To me, though, he’s family, an uncle, but at four years older, really a brother. I can still remember those games of catch with Dwight in the backyard: him rearing back, and me somehow getting my mitt up to stop one of his fireballs. Often the two of us would sit with Grandpa (Dwight’s dad), and he’d tell us how hard it would be to make our dream come true, how just playing our best wouldn’t be enough. He’d talk about “inside power.” At the time, I didn’t really understand what Grandpa was driving at. But I do now. After twenty years in the “bigs” and seven Major League teams, I understand. When I landed with my first team, Milwaukee, I thought being a ballplayer was about hitting home runs. I’ve always been good at that. It took me longer to learn that “the game” as it’s played at the Major League level with millions on the line and the cameras always turned in your direction asks far more of you. If you’re a go-along guy, it can be great. I’ve just found that too often “going along” gets in the way of being a man. I love this game. Love the feel of the bat in my hand, the grass under my feet, the shouts of encouragement as I step into the box. I draw strength from the fans and play my heart out for them. I just wish those who control the game had more respect for the guys doing the playing. What I want to do in this book is show you what it’s been like taking this strange, wonderful, sometimes immensely frustrating life journey. “Malcontent” . . . “greedy” . . . “selfish” I’ve had plenty of adjectives lobbed my way, and believe me, they’ve stung. There are a lot of stories to tell from a life lived on and off the field: some sweet, others horrific. Everything from soaking up Little League glory to nearly being shot to death, from learning the startling truth of how I came by my last name to playing with and for characters like A-Rod, Jeter, Lasorda, Leyland, and Torre. And, yeah, I’ll finally set the record straight about a guy named Steinbrenner and a guy named Bonds. It’s a story Grandpa would want me to tell. It’s a story I need to tell. From the Hardcover edition.

Golf Begins at 50

Playing the Lifetime Game Better Than Ever

Author: Gary Player,Desmond Tolhurst

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 254

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Winner of 133 tournaments in twelve nations, Gary Player is one of only four men ever to have won all golf's major championships. He shows how he has adapted his game as he's gotten older, recommending techniques for senior golfers. 70 photos, 40 drawings.

Shared Fantasy

Role Playing Games as Social Worlds

Author: Gary Alan Fine

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226249445

Category: Games

Page: 283

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This classic study still provides one of the most acute descriptions available of an often misunderstood subculture: that of fantasy role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons. Gary Alan Fine immerses himself in several different gaming systems, offering insightful details on the nature of the games and the patterns of interaction among players—as well as their reasons for playing.

Gary Player

Golf's Global Ambassador from South Africa to Augusta

Author: John Boyette

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614234108

Category: History

Page: 144

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Gary Player's golf career will come full circle in April 2012 when he joins Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus as honorary starters at the Masters Tournament. Player rose from humble beginnings in South Africa to become an international golf superstar, and his success at Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters is the highlight of his impressive resume. His accomplishments include three Masters wins, the record for most starts at the Masters and numerous other distinctions. Player's career includes 167 worldwide wins, which includes all the Grand Slam titles on the regular tour and the senior tour. At age 76 you might think Player is ready to slow down, but in fact he is still a relevant and influential figure. His brand is thriving with business deals around the globe, and the tireless effort he put in long ago to make the game truly international is paying off as foreign-born players have dominated the majors in recent years. This book will highlight and celebrate Player's remarkable career with a special emphasis on his time in Augusta, and it also will tell how Player is an inspiration not only to his fellow South Africans but to golfers all around the globe

The Magnificent Masters

Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf, and the 1975 Cliffhanger at Augusta

Author: Gil Capps

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306821850

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 328

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Long before any of the players actually hit a golf ball, the 1975 Masters Tournament was destined for the record books when Lee Elder became the first African-American ever invited to the exclusive Augusta club's tourney. He was among the veritable Hall of Fame-list of competitors that week: Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Hale Irwin, Billy Casper, and Sam Snead. But Elder, rattled by the media attention, missed the cut. By the weekend, this would be overshadowed, however, by a showdown of the game's three heavyweights: Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, and Tom Weiskopf. Their back-and-forth battle would rivet the golfing world and dramatically culminate in one of the greatest finishes in Masters' history. Gil Capps, a twenty-two-year veteran of the golf industry with NBC Sports and the Golf Channel, recaptures, hole-by-hole, the thrilling drama of this singular event from golf's golden era, from the media-crazed build-up to the tournament's final dramatic putt that would change the game of golf forever.

Golf for Seniors

Author: Bob Charles,Robert Maidment,David Pirie

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781565541115

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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Bob Charles is today's premiere senior golfer. He claims age doesn't matter in golfing, but "getting the basics right and practicing them is essential." In this unique volume, Mr. Charles gives tips for seasoned golfers and those players who have taken up the game in their later years. In addition to specifically targeting seniors, it also caters to both left-handed and right-handed players; from 1963 until 2003, Mr. Charles held the record as the only left-handed golfer ever to have won a major title. Mr. Charles' philosophy is to start simple, and that is exactly what he does. Beginning with the proper way to grip the club--possibly the most important aspect of the game--the reader is shown in full color photographs both the correct and incorrect manner to stand, swing, pitch, chip, and putt. Increasing in difficulty through progression, the book contains chapters on hard shots, faults, bunker shots, sand traps, tactics, and practice. Each chapter includes senior-specific instructions and highlighted notes of interest. One of the most valuable features for the reader is the section on the mental game in which Mr. Charles emphasizes that positive thinking is as important as a powerful swing. The final chapter of the book includes tips for choosing the best equipment. A diagram that shows flight and distance using various clubs will be particularly helpful in determining which club is the most appropriate choice for a particular shot. Golf for Seniors also contains a glossary to help the reader learn typical golfing terminology. As Gary Player acknowledges, "Every golfer will take away something positive from this edition."

The Thank You Economy (Enhanced Edition)

Author: Gary Vaynerchuk

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006209372X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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If this were 1923, this book would have been called "Why Radio Is Going to Change the Game" . . . If it were 1995, it would be "Why Amazon Is Going to Take Over the Retailing World" . . . The Thank You Economy is about something big, something greater than any single revolutionary platform. It isn't some abstract concept or wacky business strategy—it's real, and every one of us is doing business in it every day, whether we choose to recognize it or not. It's the way we communicate, the way we buy and sell, the way businesses and consumers interact online and offline. The Internet, where the Thank You Economy was born, has given consumers back their voice, and the tremendous power of their opinions via social media means that companies and brands have to compete on a whole different level than they used to. Gone are the days when a blizzard of marketing dollars could be used to overwhelm the airwaves, shut out the competition, and grab customer awareness. Now customers' demands for authenticity, originality, creativity, honesty, and good intent have made it necessary for companies and brands to revert to a level of customer service rarely seen since our great-grandparents' day, when business owners often knew their customers personally, and gave them individual attention. Here renowned entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk reveals how companies big and small can scale that kind of personal, one-on-one attention to their entire customer base, no matter how large, using the same social media platforms that carry consumer word of mouth. The Thank You Economy offers compelling, data-driven evidence that we have entered into an entirely new business era, one in which the companies that see the biggest returns won't be the ones that can throw the most money at an advertising campaign, but will be those that can prove they care about their customers more than anyone else. The businesses and brands that harness the word-of-mouth power from social media, those that can shift their culture to be more customer-aware and fan-friendly, will pull away from the pack and profit in today's markets. Filled with Vaynerchuk's irrepressible candor and wit, as well as real-world examples of companies that are profiting by putting Thank You Economy principles into practice, The Thank You Economy reveals how businesses can harness all the changes and challenges inherent in social media and turn them into tremendous opportunities for profit and growth.

Gyroscope

A Survival of Sepsis

Author: Gary Black

Publisher: Infinity Pub

ISBN: 9780741466884

Category: Medical

Page: 236

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Gyroscope is a compelling and inspiring true story about a miraculous survival of sepsis. It reveals and illustrates the innermost traumas and triumphs of a journey through this devastating illness.

The Legend of Moe Norman

The Man With the Perfect Swing

Author: Andrew Podnieks

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1784281069

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Revered by the greatest golfers in the game for his flawless swing, Canada's Moe Norman was a genius on the golf course and an enigma off it.World famous, he hated the limelight. A perfect striker of the ball, he hated putting. He slept in his car instead of hotels, buried money in secret locations on golf courses, used a six-inch tee in tournaments just for fun. The Legend of Moe Norman offers a glimpse into his idiosyncratic world through dozens of stories both funny and insightful. "Only two players have ever truly owned their swings- Moe Norman and Ben Hogan." TIGER WOODS

Crunch Time

How to Be Your Best When It Matters Most

Author: Rick Peterson,Judd Hoekstra

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626567719

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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Thrive under Pressure! Nobody knows pressure like a major league baseball pitcher—an entire game can rest on a single pitch. For years, Rick Peterson has helped some of baseball's finest excel in this kind of intense situation. In Crunch Time, he and leadership expert Judd Hoekstra share Rick's secret. It's called reframing—it enables you to see a pressure situation with a new perspective so that it shifts from a threat that can make you panic to an opportunity for you to shine. Rick and Judd offer six powerful reframing strategies, with fascinating behind-the-scenes examples from Rick's work with some of the top names in sports. Learn how elite athletes perform their best under pressure and how you too can perform and be your best when it matters most.

Golf For Dummies

Author: Gary McCord

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119943795

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

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The fun and easy way to get into the swing of things and take strokes off your game – fast Whether you're a total beginner or you've clocked a few hours on the links, Golf For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the only guide you need. Packed with expert tips and techniques for everything from mastering your grip, stance and swing to shaping up with golf-specific exercises, this updated and expanded edition of the international bestseller features new, step-by-step photos, tips for women players, seniors and lefties, and loads of fun golf history facts. Learn your ABCs – master the basics, from golf lingo and choosing your clubs, to who to play with and where Watch your step – get the lowdown on golf rules, how to keep score, and take a crash-course on gamesmanship and the do's and taboos of golf-course etiquette Get into the swing – delve into the art and science of the golf swing, including how to blast your way out of bunkers and how to develop an effective putting stroke Tackle the tough shots – finesse difficult shots like a pro and deal with bad weather and bad luck with grace and skill Fine-tune your play – zero in on common faults and bad habits and learn time-tested techniques for easily fixing them once and for all To school or not to school – decide whether formal lessons are right for you and find out how to select a great teacher 'If you've ever wanted to know more about golf or improve your game then this is your guide' – The Fairway, from a review of the 1st edition 'Does exactly what it says on the tin!' – Today's Golfer, from a review of the 1st edition Open the book and find: Tips on choosing golf balls and clubs Exercises for getting and staying in golf shape How to develop your own swing Putting, chipping and pitching Mastering grip, stance and swing Simple fixes for common faults Golf rules and etiquette Advice on taking advantage of high-tech equipment Where to play in the UK and Europe Learn to: Master your grip, stance and swing Improve your game with tips from the pros Overcome the game's mental challenges with tricks and exercises

Arnold Palmer

Homespun Stories of The King

Author: Chris Rodell,Gary Player

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 164125016X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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About 40 miles east of Pittsburgh is the small town of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, the place Arnold Palmer called home. The world knew Palmer as The King. But the Palmer Latrobe knew was funnier, goofier, saltier, and less grandiose than the one justifiably loved around the globe. In Arnold Palmer: Homespun Stories of the King, journalist, Latrobe resident, and accidental Palmer insider Chris Rodell draws upon over 100 interviews with the golf great conducted over 20 years, providing an intimate, charming, and at times irreverent glimpse at the icon outside the spotlight.